Oakland Mural Festival
Come out May 12-19 for the Oakland Mural Festival presented by Bay Area Mural Festival.
The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of 9 new murals in Jack London District of Oakland.
The week long festival will end with a closing celebration in partnership with Oakhella. Jack London Square on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 12pm-5pm community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers, kids activities. The event is free and open to the public.
Visit the Oakland Mural Festival website for additional details.
David Burke has 20 years experience working with youth to design and paint large scale murals in schools and public spaces. He is the art director for the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project and co-founder of the Autobody Bridge Program for emerging Bay Area artists.
Dave's blend of Northern California academic credentials and Los Angeles street education come together in his commissioned work. Ranging from small- to large-scale, each mural he makes is a reflection of its surrounding community and the idea that we are all searching for a place to call “home”.
Caleb Duarte is best known for creating temporary installations using construction type frameworks such as beds of dirt, cement, and objects suggesting basic shelter. Duarte has created public works and community performances at the World Social Forum in Mumbai India, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, El Pital, Honduras, and throughout Mexico and the United States.
Alise & Jack Eastgate
Alise & Jack found their creative inspiration and one another in Oakland. Their work draws from the lush landscapes of Jack's native Fiji and align with themes of a just and kind world they aspire to create.
Los Pobres Artistas
Los Pobres Artistas strive to break down borders and unite people and communities through their art. The murals draw upon the group's collective memory and aim to find balance been their Chilean ancestry and respect for the surrounding community.
Lower Bottoms Collective
Four Oakland based artists who have been creating murals together for five years. Each mural they create is intended to touch on different aspects of the community they are painting in, and reflect that community's values.
Mike "Bam" Tyau
A member of the TDK graffiti crew of Oakland Mike has been writing in the Bay Area since the late 1980's. Recently he has been painting more about his Hawaiian ancestors and returns home several times a year to teach youth how to paint murals.
Susan Greene & Art Forces
Susan Greene is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and clinical psychologist. Her practice traverses cultural arenas, focusing on borders, migrations, decolonization and memory. Art Forces uses community public art and technology, including murals, websites, social and new media to inspire critical thinking and action.
Trust Your Struggle
Trust Your Struggle is an artist collective of visual artists, educators, and cultural workers dedicated to social justice and community activism through the medium of art. They have produced over 100 gallery exhibitions, large scale murals, and arts education workshops since 2003.
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